Moroccan police have busted a “terrorist” cell recruiting and sending volunteers to fight alongside Islamists in Syria and Iraq, arresting six people, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Among those arrested in the operation, carried out in the city of Fez in coordination with the domestic intelligence agency (DGST), was a Moroccan Islamist formerly held under the country’s anti-terrorist law, according to the ministry statement.

“[This cell] specialized in recruiting and sending Moroccan volunteers to fight in the ranks of terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq… where they receive military training in the use of weapons and bomb-making techniques,” it said. […]